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Chester 2, Geneva 2, Bart 1, Balboa 1, Esthetic 1, Todd 1, New Geneva 1, Todd Morgan 1, Steve Capler 1, Avalos 1, Ms. Walton 1,
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    November 6, 2012
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projects that they're working on. >> chester just briefly. january of next year? we have a committee constituted. i guess january is not too far away. >> it's not too far away. we have been in contact to get something done in december but my understanding is that schedules are a little conflicted so january seems to be the -- is that right? january seems to be the first available date. >>i thought we were still in summer. it's only two months away. thank you. >> hi good morning mr. chair and commission members. i am todd morgan and with bart and the capital development group. i am here to talk about our project under way and as was mentioned we're a year past completed construction on the west side walk way and well used these days. our current project --
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let's see. i guess it's up on the screen -- has four elements. this is the base project. this project started kind of small. our director has been involved in this. the director's desire has grown the project and the four elements up there are the crosswalk which is item one takes us from the west side to the east side and a pass through and you don't have to guthrough the trains or the paid area to get there. definitely needed and ada accessible. it would bring you to the other side of the station and where we would construct a new key stall and demolish the existing and the new and work closely with mta on this and that is element number
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three is the new key stop. element number two would be a cover to the new walk way and nice in the elements and it's going to look nice and not just functional and esthetic is the intent and then you will see -- i will point it out, from essentially item number three to item number four is a salmon colored linear figure on the graph or the picture and that is going to be a new walk way so we will bring people over across bart for free and it will be a true ada constructed or accessible constructed and new improvement for the site and gets people walking where it's not such a great area to walk so that is our intent and that is our project. we are 35% complete
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on the engineering design. we have an estimate and design drawings and we are coordinating with mta on this. we started small but i guess i am pleased to announce beyond the $2 million of life line money approved by this body for this project plus the programming of about $870,000 of prop k which hasn't been allocated yet bart is adding -- state share revenue money we're adding $5 million to the project because the need is that great, so that's our east side connection project in a nut shell and broad brush. >> so that east side project -- let's see. 2 million -- $8 million all together. does that cover all the aspects of the project and all these four? >> it covers those four. we have a few desires beyond the
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graph here and if i can speculate we will be adding more money to those as well. there's a new geneva structure there and integrate with bus stop. >> so everything else is fully funded. >> yeah. no small thanks to our director for that. >> that's great to hear. the time line with that overall? >> so the timeline and i guess -- chester can you help me? thank you. i need a little coaching here. there is a timeline here in the following slide to where we would like to be complete with design by this coming spring and advertise in the summer and get going with
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construction mid to late next year -- probably not late. >> who is in charge of that? >> we have a principal planner and tim chin and myself. i'm on the money side. we have a few other team members throughout the district that work closely with the director on this. >> thank you. so the project manager's name? >> steve capler. >> thank you. >> he's joined me today if there are questions about that. there is one more element that is included here and i can address if you're ready. >> go ahead. >> that is the weigh staging and signage and we have approved by this body a million dollars of life line funding for this project which we have a tentative date of february to go to the bart board to award and
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weigh funding and signage and we like you and want to work with the community groups and the supervisor on this and we want to prioritize balboa to move ahead -- amongst the first stations to go there and the funding has been identified. the one down side of the recent bond sales the life line funding didn't come through so bart has to identify a solution to cover the million dollars for a short time until the state sells sufficient funding. >> great. what i see conceptually is great and we have been in communication with
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bart and i think there are a lot of elements that will work for folks and moving quickly and making sure the fund suggest available is key and i appreciate the work being done and i know the director from bart is very helpful on that. >> played a very key role yes. >> that covers the bart elements i was going to cover before sf mta comes up and with that they are here to talk about their components. >> thank you very much mr. morgan. >> okay. thanks todd. good morning chair avalos and commissioners. i'm going to report briefly on some other improvements that we expect to deliver in the next few years. generally came out of recommendations from the balboa
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park station capacity study. todd was already talking about of course the pedestrian bridge and walk way that is in the center of this slide, but you can see there are other improvements for bringing the station area that will improve safety, accessibility and comfort and convenience. here are the key tracking improvements and starting in the upper left. we have the weigh finding signs. bart is going to be putting some on their property but of course there are needs for the overall station area to help people make transfers, to help them find neighborhood attractions. you have a handout i believe that includes a couple of maps of proposed locations right around the station area within one to
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three blocks where we intend to put in signs. some of those will go in hopefully by the end of december, so there's also need -- >> i actually took a tour with ms. walton last week. we had the signs going to go -- yeah, i think it's a good plan with that and i am glad to see it's going in so thank you. >> also need for weather protection, especially in the bus boarding areas, the transit plazas on geneva avenue, both sides, so we are planning shelter canopies to help with that need. there are needs for improved lighting, and we are working on the pedestrian scale
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lighting. that is the sidewalk and cross walk entrance and lights closely together. important need to widen sidewalks and improve accessibility, widen the sidewalks on geneva avenue, the bus loading areas. ocean avenue also has some problems with curb ramps and this image is showing where the sidewalk has a significant cross slope problem. we're going to correct that. >> what's the plan for that and how soon? right now it's inaccessible. >> yeah. that should be done within the next about two years completed. we have life line funding which is for corridor
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improvements and used for those accessibility improvements. >> thank you. it's on ocean but on san jose as well where it's inaccessible sidewalks and ramps that are actually very dangerous. >> right. so i think san jose crush ramp improvements are done by the green yard rail project and fully funded. our board is going to be approving the contract this afternoon. moving on to -- speaking of that contract one of its key components is a new accessible boarding platform on san jose for the j and the k where people are now boarding in an area that is very close to the tracks. it has major safety inaccessibility problems so this will help address that. >> are those tracks actually going to be moved? right now
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there is the bench point i put on the screen last week at the board of supervisors meeting so the tracks moved and the poles taken out? is that part of the project? >> we are moving to move the poles to remove the pinch points. there isn't enough room to change the track alignment. it's so tight and part of the overall big squeeze, but that is something i will talk more about. >> great. >> finally on this slide in the lower right
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